Category: Civil Litigation

Can Private Schools Be Held Accountable for Sexual Assault by Teachers?

Published on July 27, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation

Private schools can be held accountable when teachers sexually assault students. Although private schools do not receive federal funding and they are exempt from Title IX requirements that allow lawsuits for sexual abuse or harassment, they have a duty of care to protect students from harm. Private School Liability for Sexual Assaults Under federal law, schools that receive government funding under Title IX can be held legally liable for teacher sexual misconduct. Title IX provisions in the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 allow parents to file lawsuits in District [...]
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Matthew Sharp Presents Little Valley Fire Argument to Nevada Supreme Court

Published on December 9, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation, News

After lower courts determined that the Nevada Division of Forestry was guilty of gross negligence in the Little Valley Fire the case has made it’s way to the Supreme Court of Nevada. On November 6, 2018 Matthew Sharp, representing victims of the fire, presented his argument to the court. Sharp argued the court should not entertain a writ, pointing out the evidence presented at the lower court is not available to the Supreme Court. Without the benefit of the complete record, Sharp reasoned, the case should be remanded for [...]
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Deceptive Or Abusive Telemarketing Practices

Published on December 9, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation

It is against federal law for telemarketers to engage in deceptive or abusive actions when they call consumers, and when telemarketers do engage in illegal practices, actions may be brought by either the Nevada Attorney General or private consumers directly. A practice is considered to be abusive or deceptive when it is likely to result in substantial harm to consumers, and when it is not outweighed by potential benefits, nor is reasonably avoidable. A consumer may file an action with the help of a consumer rights attorney in [...]
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FTC Takes Aim At Pharmaceutical Company’s Pay-For-Delay Scheme [infographic]

Published on November 10, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation, Infographic

Consumers in Nevada may be harmed when pharmaceutical companies engage in pay-for-delay schemes, and as a result, the Federal Trade Commission is acting to end the practice, which blocks patient access to cheaper generics of name-brand medications. (Article continues below Infographic) Pay-for-delay settlements violate antitrust laws, and pharmaceutical companies that engage in these schemes may face substantial fines and penalties. As a consumer rights attorney in Nevada, Matthew Sharp believes that patients should have access to the medications they need at affordable prices. What Are Pay-For-Delay Schemes? Pay-for-delay [...]
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The Leading Causes of Non-Fatal Consumer Injury in the United States

Published on October 7, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, Civil Litigation, Product Liability

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks reports of injuries caused by consumer products. These reports are used to identify potentially dangerous or defective products that may ultimately be recalled by the manufacturer, distributor or the CPSC. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective item,contact a product liability attorney in Nevada immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Non-Fatal Consumer Injuries A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation analyzed hospital visits between 2008 and 2010, and found that about 44 percent of hospital emergency visits [...]
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